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    #1

    Please correct my mistake

    1.Stop doing argument both of you.
    or
    2.Stop giving arguments both of you.

    • Which one is correct?In my opinion second one is correct,Am I right?


    • and tell me ''both of you'' is necessary to say or not?

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    #2

    Re: Please correct my mistake

    Not a teacher

    What about:

    "Stop arguing, the both of you"

    What is in bold is not necessary but is to emphasize that it is addressed to both arguing parties.

    M.

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    #3

    Re: Please correct my mistake

    Also:

    Stop arguing, both of you.
    Stop arguing, you both.

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    #4

    Re: Please correct my mistake

    In BE, we don't say 'the both': just 'both'.

    Rover

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